In my history of celebrity encounters, there are a few places I can count as old standards. Talk shows, concerts, movie premieres – they’re all safe bets on places I can meet and greet my favorite stars. So imagine my surprise when MTV posted a twitter invitation to come and see the cast of their hit series “Teen Wolf” at the NASDAQ head quarters. Viacom had been invited to ring the closing bell, and they decided to mark the season two premiere of “Teen Wolf” to have Colton Haynes, Tyler Posey and Holland Roden do the honor. My friends and I arrived at the stock exchange around a half hour before the ringing of the bell. Like I said this was a new thing for me, so I was surprised when I found out we were watching the bell’s ringing from outside. Apparently, you don’t get just get to go inside and hang out at NASDAQ. The cast arrived, went inside and hung around before sending out the signal of the trading day’s end. It is tradition for the bell ringers to then go outside to the heart of Times Square and have their photograph taken in front of NASDAQ. When the cast of “Teen Wolf” came outside they assured us despite the crowd they would be back out to meet us. Sadly, the people at MTV or NASDAQ decided otherwise. Holland Roden who plays Lydia on the show tweeted that they were officially not allowed to come outside to greet the fans and that she was very sorry and felt terrible. It was at this point, I thought the party was over.
How wrong I was, Holland was so sad she didn’t get to meet the fans at NASDAQ she tweeted where you could head to meet her after. We headed over to meet her and found out that she is very different from the character she plays on television. We chatted for what I estimate to be around a half hour, seriously. From the new season of “Teen Wolf”, to going to the “MTV Movie Awards”, to exchanging pictures of our puppies Holland was one of nicest, sweetest and chattiest people I’ve ever met. She did have some bad news though, my pick for Finnick in “Catching Fire” and the dreamiest Wolf in the pack Colton Haynes was out for the night at a fashion event. Luckily Holland told us if we came back later, we might possibly get to see him. I have to say, as a casual viewer of “Teen Wolf” I was really impressed by this experience. Aside from getting to see the ringing the closing bell in person, I enjoyed meeting some of the nicest people I’ve ever encountered. It’s even inspired me to give the show another shot, since I only DVRed the first two episodes and then forgot about it. My friends say it’s pretty amazing, and the kindness of the cast has not only earned them my love but also my support.